Saturday and Sunday’s are prime time for a hearty brunch meal throughout Los Angeles. Pair delicious pancakes, eggs benedict and other brunch items with a boozy touch at some of L.A.’s top brunch spots to visit right now.


 

sawyer 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Sawyer
3709 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 641-3709
www.sawyerlosangeles.com

Sawyer’s casual setting features an airy garden atmosphere, a cozy back patio with olive and birch trees and a roaring fireplace. Whether seated in their dining room lined with floral wall paper or the garden patio, guests can enjoy weekend brunch with dishes such as chicken & waffles, cornmeal blueberry pancakes, a Maine lobster roll, and Quinoa & Kale with seared poached eggs. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 3pm.


 

barbarajean 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Barbara Jean
7465 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 718-5142
www.barbarajeanla.com

Located behind the popular The Melrose Umbrella Company cocktail bar, guests must walk through the bar to get to the cozy Barbara Jean restaurant. Serving elevated soul food with a celebration of southern classics, brunch favorites include: deviled crab toast, homemade hushpuppies, heritage pork belly and organic wheat blueberry pancakes. Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.


 

butchers daughter 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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The Butcher’s Daughter
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 981-3004
thebutchersdaughter.com

This plant-based restaurant, café and juice bar is located on the heavily trafficked and hip Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, The Butcher’s Daughter is committed to buying produce from local and organic farms and offers brunch from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in a bright, airy, sun-washed space that blurs the line of indoor/outdoor living. Stop by for one of their brunch specials like the: avocado toast benedict, Petersen’s buckwheat pancakes or an acai bowl. Pair it with a cold-pressed juice, smoothie or specialty cocktail.


 

rudy 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Rudy & Hudson California Diner
1920 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(424) 581-6444
www.rudyandhudson.com

Striking a balance between a classic New York diner and Iconic California roadside coffee shop, Rudy & Hudson California Diner offers a menu of traditional yet updated diner fare. With a design that evokes a Warhol art piece, their entire menu is available seven days per week from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch stand outs include brioche French toast and the house cured pastrami reuben.


 

eureka2 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Eureka!
Westfield Topanga
6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd #1505
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 857-5544
eurekarestaurantgroup.com

In Eureka!’s rustic industrial environment, they offer brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The all-American restaurant opens early on the weekends and puts twists on classic dishes like their bread pudding French toast, chilaquiles, fried chicken and sweet corn bread, avocado toast, 6 pack breakfast burrito and the classic breakfast. Don’t forget, brunch without booze is just breakfast, so pair all of these delicious menu items with their new weekend cocktails, including Weekend Thyme or Do You Even Juice Bro. You can also enjoy a tasty $5 bloody mary or mimosa


 

friendsfamily duckinahole2 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Friends & Family
5150 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 668-2000
www.friendsandfamilyla.com

Friends & Family, which opened in May in Thai Town, offers a market-driven, vegetable and grain-centric menu for breakfast and lunch – as well as a bakery/marketplace. On the weekends, brunch diners can enjoy Chef/Baker Roxana Jullapat’s pastries that are available throughout the week, as well as weekend-only dishes from Chef Daniel Mattern such as their Duck in Hole, croissant French toast, and a smoked salmon scramble. Brunch hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


 

aroha 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Aroha Restaurant
30990 Russell Ranch Rd C
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(805) 405-5054
www.aroharestaurant.com

Westlake Village’s Aroha Restaurant by Chef Gwithyen Thomas features a unique New Zealand inspired brunch menu every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests can relax on the restaurants expansive patio where fresh passionfruit is grown. Brunch highlights include: bottomless mimosas & poinsettias, caramelized pineapple pancakes, New Zealand venison sausage and brioche French toast.


 

pono 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Pono Kitchen + Bar
512 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-6200
www.ponoburger.com

At both their West Hollywood and Venice locations, brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Hawaiian Native chef Makani features dishes with a Hawaiian twist such as their coconut cinnamon French toast, sweet potato breakfast hash and her version of the traditional Hawaiian da loco moco plate. Make sure to order up their $5 mimosas with fresh squeezed organic orange juice.


 

laotao 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Lao Tao
727 N Broadway #207
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 372-5318
www.laotaostreetfood.com

Inspired by Taiwanese street food and comfort food, Lao Tao in Chinatown is a small communal spot featuring distinct dishes from founder and chef David Wang. Along with their big bowl and small bites, Wang also offers guests brunch items. On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. stop by and try their Chinese donut served either savory (bone marrow sauce) or sweet (condensed milk); the pearl barley porridge or egg flower perrilla porridge; dan bin and purple cold brew.


 

tarte 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Tarte Tatin Bakery & Café
200 S Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
​(424) 777-0033
www.ttbakery.com

Tarte Tatin Bakery & Café’s features fresh and nutritious ingredients that are lovingly whisked and tossed into memorable Mediterranean inspired dishes. Serving fresh, delicious, healthy food with a personal touch, Tarte Tatin offers a modern but cozy atmosphere that invites people tp connect not only with the food, but with each other. Brunch is served all day long from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with favorites including their shakshuka, a Mediterranean breakfast with eggs, hummus, Israeli salad and other sides, as well as their Jerusalem bagel toast and a Yaffo salad.


 

breakfast saltcure 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Breakfast by Salt’s Cure
7494 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848.4879
www.breakfastbysaltscure.com

The hybrid modern quick-service restaurant/old school pancake house allows guests to enjoy breakfast all day (8am-3pm). Breakfast by Salt’s Cure in West Hollywood offers items like their oatmeal griddle cakes, with new flavor options like pink lady apple, banana nut, blueberry crumble and chocolate chip, along with farm fresh eggs, molasses cured picnic ham, and hash browns that are available as sides. Not in the mood for griddle cakes? Try the breakfast sandwich and pair it with either their tasty fresh squeezed orange juice or a cold pressed juice.


 

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Lunetta All Day
2420 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-4201
www.lunettasm.com

Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Lunetta All Day serves comfort food along with great service. With breakfast available all day, signature dishes include the wood fired eggs, lemon ricotta buttermilk pancakes and prime rib French dip. Enjoy one of their freshly baked pastries to pair along with coffee, loose leaf teas, fresh juice or milkshakes.


 

norah 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Norah 
8279 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 450-4211
www.norahrestaurant.com

West Hollywood’s Norah features eclectic American cuisine in a captivating industrial-chic setting. Tall glass doors, skylights, leafy trees planted into the oak flooring, and a wraparound bar are signature design elements in the restaurant’s two-toned, black-and-white theme highlighting white marble and dark stone. Brunch standout dishes include: cinnamon roll monkey bread, jasmine rice congee, a biscuit benedict and duck confit hash.


 

theexchangefranklee 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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The Exchange at Freehand LA
416 W 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 612-0021
www.freehandhotels.com

Similar to 27 Restaurant in Miami, where dishes explore the city’s many flavors through a Latin lens, the menu at The Exchange explores the multi- cultural flavors of urban L.A. through an Israeli lens. Dishes here incorporate flavors & practices from Chef Alex Chang’s background, with a strong focus on local produce. Brunch favorites include their breakfast burrito, brioche toast and a Jerusalem bagel with herbed cream cheese.


 

pez cantina 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Pez Cantina
401 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 258-2280
www.pezcantina.com

Pez Cantina’s weekend brunch menu is divided into categories like Sweet ’n’ Savory with Horchata French Toast or the corn & berry pancakes, as well as chilaquiles, carne asada and egg burritos. On Sunday’s the menu becomes an all-you-care-to-eat buffet with specials on bottomless margaritas, mimosas and draft beers. Brunch on Saturday is from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.


 

redbird 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Redbird
114 E 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 788-1191
www.redbird.la

Chef Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll Fraser’s flagship restaurant Redbird features Modern American seasonal small and large format plates. Located inside the former rectory building of Vibiana in DTLA, Redbird pays homage to the cathedral next door and the existing timeless architecture. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, brunch includes highlights like their: BLD ricotta blueberry pancakes, foie gras torchon, and biscuits & gravy. Pair your meal with a Modern Mary and Modern Mimosa and enjoy your weekend brunch in this beautiful restaurant.


 

wexler 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Wexler’s Deli
616 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 744-8671
www.wexlersdeli.com

In late July, Wexler’s Deli debuted an expanded menu available only at their Santa Monica location. The menu runs daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and features Wexler’s classics and brunch favorites such as the Big Poppa and Uncle Leo along with weekly market-inspired specials and a selection of new brunch dishes. Some highlights include the Babka French Toast, cheezy eggs and kippered salmon toast.


 

odyspenelope 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Odys + Penelope
127 South La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-1033
www.odysandpenelope.com

The casual and relaxed restaurant features an open kitchen providing an up close and personal view of the live fire grill. During weekend brunch, signature dishes include: cornmeal ricotta pancakes, porchetta eggs benedict and chicken adobo fried rice with organic poached eggs. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


 

catch 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Catch LA
8715 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 347-6060
www.catchrestaurants.com

If you are looking for a rooftop brunch with great views, head over to CATCH LA on Melrose. Their brunch menu starts with sips and starters and eventually makes its way to brunch classics, main dishes and signature vegan options. Favorite items include their gluten free waffle tower and cinnamon roll pancakes which can be paired with a healthy green juice or a refreshing tropical spread of fresh fruit.


 

ep 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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E.P.
603 La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9955
www.eplosangeles.com

Sunday brunch at E.P. Restaurant features more than 15 creative Southeast-Asian twists on brunch classics inspired by Chef Tikaram’s extensive travels across South East Asia. Tikaram fuses fresh seafood, hand-squeezed coconut milk, exotic spices, and open-air cooking methods such as wood grilling and seawater marinades with fresh California produce to create modern riffs on traditional Southeast Asian dishes that are predominately gluten- and dairy-free. Favorites from the menu include the brunch bánh mì sandwich, Nasi Goreng, and Chengdu churros with Szechuan chocolate.


 

baltaire 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Baltaire
11647 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(424) 273-1660
www.baltaire.com

Available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Baltaire offers a seasonally-influenced brunch, available both in the main dining room and on the expansive terrace. Executive Chef Travis Strickland takes advantage of SoCal’s abundant fresh produce and seafood to create new, globally-inspired dishes, with a few of the brunch highlights including a breakfast sandwich, eggs sardou, an open face ribeye sandwich, croque madame, caramelized brioche French toast and the butchered burger. Make sure to try one of their fresh baked pastries are available as well, including cinnamon monkey bread, cheddar scallion biscuits, and banana toffee bread.


 

hayden 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Hayden
8820 Washington Blvd #101
Culver City CA 90232
(310) 593-4777
www.platformla.com

The modern restaurant and wine bar helmed by chef/partner Ari Kolender is an all-day neighborhood canteen for the creative community of the Hayden Tract. Hayden highlights local California ingredients with European influences set in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. Hayden offers a light morning menu, including Ari’s signature waffles, Vittoria coffee, plus a menu of tartines, salads, and sandwiches throughout the day.


 

winsome 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Winsome
1115 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 415-1818
www.eatwinsome.com

Winsome is a neighborhood eatery with a large outdoor patio located in the heart of Echo Park offering an all-day menu and bar program. The menu celebrates Los Angeles’ cultural diversity, while the coffee bar is accompanied by a selection of daily house-made breads, baked goods, and desserts. Most popular brunch specials include the: potato rosti, fried egg sandwich and the duck egg toast.


 

kismet 24 Best New Brunches To Try Right Now (August 2017)

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Kismet
4648 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 409-0404
www.kismetlosangeles.com

Kismet, a word with Persian and Turkish origins that means fate, opened in Los Feliz on January 2017. The all-day restaurant serves a Mid-East-inspired meets contemporary California menu. Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, the duo from falafel hot spot Madcapra, source as much as possible from small, responsible growers, preparing family style eats. The brunch menu, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. everyday, uses fresh produce to create new renditions of classic middle eastern dishes, like a fresh tomato shakshuka and a Turkish breakfast.


 

Jarone Ashkenazi is a freelance writer who covers: restaurants, bars, dating, relationships, sports and other lifestyle topics. View more work at www.jaroneashkenazi.com. Connect with him on Twitter at @JaroneAsh.
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